Let's go over what a dissertation literature review should accomplish.
It helps in: A useful first step when starting your dissertation literature review is to identify relevant "key words" to help navigate your way through the existing literature.
When searching for information, remember to give preference to primary research.
Determining which literature is relevant to your research is challenging.
To that end, you might write the title, author(s), and date of each study you wish to include on small index cards.
Then summarize the main results of the study in a single sentence.The dissertation literature review is somewhat similar to a major term paper.In order to construct an effective review, you must maintain a coherent and logical progression of ideas.Choosing a general thesis topic is relatively easy, but deciding on specific and realistic research questions requires considerable thought and enquiry.Appropriate and relevant research questions and the methods employed to answer them must be framed in the context of existing research.This article was co-authored by Christopher Taylor, Ph D.Christopher Taylor is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of English at Austin Community College in Texas.These guidelines are adapted primarily from Galvan (2006).Galvan outlines a very clear, step-by-step approach that is very useful to use as you write your review.I have integrated some other tips within this guide, particularly in suggesting different technology tools that you might want to consider in helping you organize your review.In the sections from Step 6-9 what I have included is the outline of those steps exactly as described by Galvan.